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Hardcover Casa Mexicana : The Architecture, Design and Style of Mexico Book

ISBN: 1556700970

ISBN13: 9781556700972

Casa Mexicana : The Architecture, Design and Style of Mexico

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An exploration of the charm and sophistication of Mexican style, by the author of Freestyle: The New Architecture. It celebrates the variety and beauty of Mexican houses, inside and out, displaying the mixture of cultures, heritage and natural influences of which they are a result.

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Mexican HOuses

This is the best book I've seen on Mexican houses..comprehensive and are they beautifully photographed! and all kinds of examples, from the very oldest colonial, Porfirian, to modern. I am so glad I got a copy, and too, that I found out about the book, as I wasnt aware of it when it was published some twenty years ago.

It is a great book!!

I am a Mexican woman studying in the USA. I read a commentary above saying that these are European houses, they are not. We were conquered by the Spaniards centuries ago and thus the architectural style blended creating a "Mexican Style". This so called Mexican style includes european traces with Indian influences. This book represents Mexican houses that complies with this style. Obviously you can find native houses following Indian design, but for sure not in any Mexican metropoli.

I think I've died and gone to Mexico...

I am Mexican, lived in Mexico until I was 9 years old and have now been in the U.S. for 17 years. This book immediately transported me back to Mexico. It reminded me of the beautiful homes I grew up seeing. In addition to exterior architecture, the book includes images of bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens,... it almost felt like I was invading the homeowners' privacy. I can't wait to visit Mexico soon to purchase similar objects to create my own Casa Mexicana here in the Midwest.

Comprehensive review of Mexican style primitive-contemporary

This book is beautifully photographed, and offers a comprehensive look at Mexican interiors, architecture, and style. The chapters are laid out in chronological order, beginning with primitive architecture and continuing through to modern/contemporary design. Commentary throughout gives historical and social perspectives on the timeline of Mexican design.

A Photo-journalist trip through Mexican Homes

Tim took a wide and diverse subject and wove it into a wonderful reference book. Primarily a photo album, accompanied with words, this book is A++. How could you take a bunch of pigeon cages, paint them different colors, and make a wonderful wall in your home? Or a group of Oriental fans? In reading this book, I sit and wonder how many thousand photos had to be discarded to pull all of this together. Thanks to this book, my wife has decided to redo our ENTIRE house. You have to SEE the photos; words fail to describe it. This may end up being the Most Expensive book I ever purchased.
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